Mr Murphy is an art lover and client. He has a beautiful, well designed condo full of Jared Slack paintings. After purchasing several of my paintings he asked me to do his portrait. He did not want a traditional portrait, so we discussed ideas and came up with this one to best show his artistic, creative side. This is a fun, interesting take on the art of the portrait. When looking at a subject, it is a great idea to think of ways to make them your own. You don’t have to paint something a certain way because that is how it has always been done. Art is fun because of the creative side where you can make those types of choices. I am glad I had a client, who when commissioning me, allowed my artistic sensibilities to come out!